Jenna was born in Northern Ontario and is a member of the Matachewan First Nation. She has two degrees from the University of Ottawa: Social Sciences (2007) and Education (Primary and Junior, 2008). While in school, Jenna worked with an Aboriginal Community Development organization, volunteered as a tutor in a Children’s Aid Society model home, worked in tourism with the National Capital Commission, and lived in Spain.
Since 2008, Jenna has worked as a Project Officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (Canadian International Development Agency). In her free time, she enjoys travelling, landscape photography, outdoor recreation any time of the year, dancing and attending live music shows.